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Test and Test-Taking Policy

The purpose of the Test and Test-Taking Policy is to increase the consistency of grading practices and testing procedures to improve assessment student learning.

Tests or examinations that fall under this policy are proctored. Some courses are exempt from this policy – refer to course syllabus to determine if the course is exempt. 

  1. Grading
    1. Weight of test categories within course grade
      1. Tests/examinations make up 80% of course grades.
      2. Clinical and course assignments comprise 10% of course grades.
      3. The score achieved on the standardized content exam will comprise 10% of the course grade.
      4. Minimum passing score is 77%, with the exception of the N210 course. Minimum pass score for N210 is 85%.  A passing score is determined by an average of all exams.
      5. No partial credit is awarded for a partial answer on proctored examinations.
    2. Clinical Course Medication calculation test
      1. All courses with a clinical component must administer a medication calculation exam.
      2. The exam should be a minimum of 10 questions per test.
      3. These medication calculation tests are weighted as pass/fail only.
      4. Level II and Level III Clinical courses (200 and 300 numbered clinical courses)
        1. Minimum passing score is 90%.
        2. Calculators are provided.
        3. The student will receive 3 attempts to achieve passing score.
        4. Clinical course failure if 90% is not achieved on 3rd attempt.
      5. Level IV Clinical courses (400 numbered clinical courses)
        1. Minimum passing score 100% to pass medications at clinical setting.
        2. Calculators are provided.
        3. The student will receive 3 attempts to achieve passing score.
        4. Clinical course failure if 100% is not achieved on 3rd attempt.
    3. Edvance 360 learning management system is used for calculating all course grades including tests
      1. Faculty assign /enter a weight of 80% for all graded exams and tests.
      2. Faculty will assign/enter weights to individual tests (see syllabus).
      3. No test grades will be rounded.
  2. Test-taking procedures
    1. Testing is done in the classroom and computer lab setting.
    2. Personal computer/device and charger may be brought to testing site, ready for testing.
    3. Report 10 minutes prior to the test.
    4. LCN photo ID badges are required to sit for a test.
    5. The proctor will provide a sheet of paper to use during the testing period.  Sign and date the sheet of paper and return it to the proctor at the end of the testing period.
    6. Proctors will provide pencil, calculator, earplugs.
    7. All other items are to be placed at the front of the classroom.
    8. No smartwatch, fitness trackers, hand-held technology, ball caps, sunglasses, food, drinks, candy, cough drops, earplugs, earbuds, or calculators brought in by students are allowed while testing.
    9. If needed, the proctor will provide password/code to begin the test.
    10. Late arrival to testing site: see individual course syllabus.
    11. Once students begin the test, they are not permitted to leave the testing site.
    12. Once the student has completed the test, it is the discretion of the proctor if a student may leave the testing site.
    13. See course syllabus for instructor's test/examination make-up policy.
    14. Examination/Test Review will be managed by the instructor and addressed in course policies.